Port of Call

1 min read
1
My spiritual journey in OA started like a ship in a sea of confusion. How could I understand God’s plan for me, or take Steps Three and Eleven—surrender to, and maintain conscious contact with, God as I understood him—when I don’t believe that I, as a human, can understand God? My ship visited many ports of discovery. In Port One, the man who is now my sponsor spoke at a face-to-face meeting. He said that a Higher Power could be anything: a sponsor, a rock, a chicken, these rooms . . . the point was that the Higher Power be

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • Word of the Day

    Gratitude was not part of my vocabulary until I walked into an OA meeting. At times, I may…
  • Holiday Pocket Guide

    During holidays, I can almost feel the frenzy in the air: my fellow compulsive eaters’ wor…
  • Traveling Recovery

    Traveling away from home over the holidays can be a difficult time for a compulsive overea…
Load More Related Articles
  • Season’s Greetings from Program

    Happy, joyous, and free is what we can be in this Twelve Step program. Attitude change—the…
  • Double Duty

    I was a member of Central Florida Intergroup, serving on CFI’s Public Information/Professi…
  • Time for Twelfth Step Within

    In the “Kingdom of OA,” December 12 is officially Twelfth Step Within Day. We members of R…
Load More By admin
  • Knock, Knock

    I went to my first OA meeting many years ago. I already knew someone, so it wasn’t too sca…
  • Getting Warmer

    I came into program uncomfortable with the concepts of belief and faith. I preferred facts…
  • The Power is OA

    I rarely use “agnostic” or “atheist” to describe myself, and the question “Is there a God?…
Load More In Atheists & Agnostics
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Season’s Greetings from Program

Happy, joyous, and free is what we can be in this Twelve Step program. Attitude change—the…